Are you looking to bring more digital content to your patrons in 2014? Are you looking for solutions that are easy to use and will cut down on time spent by staff re-training users? If that's the case, here are three digital/scanning solutions your library may want to consider.
Old microfilm reader printers are getting harder and harder to service. Parts and supplies are being discontinued and service costs seem to be on the rise. Scanning your film sounds like a great idea, but how do you ensure 100% of the images have been captured? What if the images you receive are too dark or too light? How do you plan on managing the collection without being locked into a proprietary system? Digital ReeL is the answer.
Digital ReeL is the affordable and practical microfilm scanning solution. It's available in both On-Site and Cloud-Based offerings and mimics the look and feel of a traditional microfilm machine. Digital ReeL ensure 100% image capture by scanning and saving the entire length of the film, not just framing particular images. Best of all, you can control the brightness and contrast of each individual page to ensure the best possible image every time.
Zeta Book Scanner
The Zeta book scanner is an easy to use, high quality, bound book scanner. It features automatic page folder correction and page splitting features. Users can easily send images to a USB memory stick, network printer, email and more.
Click here to learn how the Newmarket Public Library is using the Zeta.
UScan Microfilm Scanner
In a compact design, the UScan scanner takes the place of four separate scanners; it is able to read, scan, print, email and save images from roll microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards and photographic materials.
Unlike other scanners that use outdated FireWire connections, the UScan provides a standard USB interface for maximum compatibility. The UScan+ even offers USB 3.0 connectivity for high speed refresh, scanning and scrolling.
Click here to learn more about the UScan Microfilm Scanner